Prodigy, Korean BBQ
Legendary East Coast rapper Prodigy (Mobb Deep) served over 3 years in prison, but because of his sickle cell disease, had to eat well or he’d be painfully ill. The prison food, as you can guess, wasn’t exactly full of vitamins. So, he wrote “Commissary Kitchen: My Infamous Prison Cookbook,” with dozens of recipes he and his fellow inmates would cook with foods available to them on the inside.
Rachel also talks with Death Row Chef Brian D. Price, author of “Meals to Die For,” who has cooked 218 last meals in Texas for condemned inmates before they banned last meals in 2011. He’s got some amazing stories, and is trying to get the practice reinstated.
Also on YLM this week, Matt Rodbard, author of “Koreatown: A Cookbook,” and Rachel makes & eats a dish from Prodigy’s cookbook called Prison Surprise!
We’re taking a short break for the Holidays, so see you in January!
Published: Wednesday December 14, 2016